3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent execution of an ambitious project.,
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This review is from: Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics (Paperback)
The author modestly refers to the journey as that of others. In fact, writing his book was an expression of his own genius. True, he chronicled great mathematicians' works, but to weave things together as he did required a spirit kindred to their own. The book looks at the lives and works of several mathematicians. Results are put into sharp perspective. Unlike anything that I had read before, Dunham describes the reasons that things were of interest, rather than merely saying what the results were. Instead of only giving the result, he derives it, so that the reader has a visceral grasp of what's going on. I'm waiting for the sequel.
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